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    August 1, 2013 - Three-quarters of a century ago, the progenitor of the North American Texan advanced trainer ripped the sky with the distinctive Texan roar for the first time. Technically, it was a British-bound Harvard variant, but the type will be forever associated with its name in American service, the T-6 (or Navy SNJ) Texan.

    At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013, more than 70 of the ubiquitous trainers - some Texans, some Harvards - have gathered to commemorate their longevity. Texan pilots say this is the largest gathering of the clan since the 60th anniversary when more than 100 Texans shared ramp space.

    This particular aircraft appears to be a racer.

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